Mr Sowore, the convener of RevolutionNow movement, is standing trial on a seven-count charge of treasonable felony, fraud, cyberstalking and insulting President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mr Soyinka and Mr Sani were among the dignitaries who attended the Wednesday court session to show solidarity with Mr Sowore.
While waiting for Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu to step into the courtroom on Wednesday for the day’s proceedings to begin, the two men took some time to poke fun at each other.
“Just arrived the Federal High Court venue of the Sowore trial. And Professor Soyinka was quick to say…. “Aha, here comes another Criminal like Sowore,” Mr Sani tweeted around 10:02 a.m. on Wednesday.
“And I said “sir you are the patron of the Criminals club.”
Shehu Sani posted on Twitter a video of his exchange with Mr Soyinka.
Just arrived The Federal High Court venue of the Sowore Trial.And Professor Soyinka was quick to say..”aha here comes another Criminal like Sowore” and I said “sir you are the patron of the Criminals club”🤣 pic.twitter.com/3sF2j1U6yn
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) February 12, 2020
Meanwhile, KanyiDaily had reported that during the trail, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu awarded N200,000 cost against the Buhari’s government for causing frivolous adjournment in Mr Sowore’s trial to Thursday.